Table of contents for Reservoir engineering handbook / Tarek Ahmed.


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1 Fundamentals of Reservoir Fluid Behavior ...........             1
Classification of Reservoirs and Reservoir Fluids, 1; Problems, 27;
References, 27
2 Reservoir-Fluid Properties ......         ............ ...... 29
Properties of Natural Gases, 29; Behavior of Ideal Gases, 30;
Behavior of Real Gases, 36; Effect of Nonhydrocarbon Components
on the Z-Factor, 44; Correction for High-Molecular Weight Gases,
49; Direct Calculation of Compressibility Factors, 54;
Compressibility of Natural Gases, 59; Gas Formation Volume Factor,
65; Gas Viscosity, 67; Methods of Calculating the Viscosity of
Natural Gases, 68; Properties of Crude Oil Systems, 75; Methods of
Calculating Viscosity of the Dead Oil, 115; Methods of Calculating
the Saturated Oil Viscosity, 117; Methods of Calculating the
Viscosity of the Undersaturated Oil, 119; Properties of Reservoir
Water, 124; Problems, 126; References, 133
3 Laboratory Analysis of Reservoir Fluids ............. 136
Composition of the Reservoir Fluid, 137; Constant-Composition
Expansion Tests, 137; Differential Liberation (Vaporization) Test,
149; Separator Tests, 152; Extrapolation of Reservoir Fluid Data, 164;
Laboratory Analysis of Gas Condensate Systems, 171; Problems, 184;
References, 188
4 Fundamentals of Rock Properties ................... 189
Porosity, 190; Saturation, 195; Wettability, 199; Surface and
Interfacial Tension, 200; Capillary Pressure, 203; Permeability, 227;
Rock Compressibility, 254; Net Pay Thickness, 260; Reservoir
Heterogeneity, 261; Areal Heterogeneity, 274; Problems, 281;
References, 286
5 Relative Permeability Concepts ..................... 288
Two-Phase Relative Permeability, 289; Relative Permeability Ratio,
308; Dynamic Pseudo-Relative Permeabilities, 311; Normalization
and Averaging Relative Permeability Data, 313; Three-Phase Relative
Permeability, 320; Problems, 329; References, 330
6 Fundamentals of Reservoir Fluid Flow ............... 331
Types of Fluids, 332; Flow Regimes, 334; Reservoir Geometry, 336;
Number of Flowing Fluids in the Reservoir, 339; Fluid Flow
Equations, 340; Steady-State Flow, 342; Unsteady-State Flow, 373;
Constant-Terminal-Pressure Solution, 384; Constant-Terminal-Rate
Solution, 384; Pseudosteady-State Flow, 413; Principle of
Superposition, 442; Transient Well Testing, 453; Problems, 476;
References, 482
7 Oil Well Performance .................. ........... 484
Vertical Oil Well Performance, 484; Horizontal Oil Well
Performance, 528; Problems, 542; References, 544
8 Gas Well Performance ............................ 546
Vertical Gas Well Performance, 546; Horizontal Gas Well
Performance, 577; Problems, 580; References, 581
9 Gas and Water Coning ........................... 583
Coning, 584; Coning in Vertical Wells, 587; Breakthrough Time in
Vertical Wells, 620; After Breakthrough Performance, 624; Coning
in Horizontal Wells, 629; Horizontal Well Breakthrough Time, 638;
Problems, 646; References, 648
10 Water Influx.......       ...........................     . 650
Classification of Aquifers, 651; Recognition of Natural Water Influx,
654; Water Influx Models, 655; Problems, 728; References, 731
11 Oil Recovery Mechanisms and the Material Balance
Equation ...................................... 733
Primary Recovery Mechanisms, 734; The Material Balance
Equation, 752; Problems, 806; References, 809
12 Predicting Oil Reservoir Performance .............         810
Phase 1. Reservoir Performance Prediction Methods, 811; Phase 2.
Relating Reservoir Performance to Time, 850; Problems, 853;
References, 854
13 Gas Reservoirs .................................. 855
The Volumetric Method, 856; The Material Balance Method, 859;
Material Balance Equation as a Straight Line, 874; Abnormally
Pressured Gas Reservoirs, 880; Problems, 906; References, 908
14 Principles of Waterflooding........................ 909
Factors to Consider in Waterflooding, 910; Optimum Time to
Waterflood, 915; Effect of Trapped Gas on Waterflood Recovery,
917; Selection of Flooding Patterns, 927; Overall Recovery
Efficiency, 932; I. Displacement Efficiency, 934; II. Areal Sweep
Efficiency, 985; III. Vertical Sweep Efficiency, 1041; Methods of
Predicting Recovery Performance for Layered Reservoirs, 1058;
Waterflood Surveillance, 1069; Problems, 1085; References, 1094
15 Vapor-Liquid Phase Equilibria.................... 1096
Vapor Pressure, 1096; Equilibrium Ratios, 1099; Flash Calculations,
1103; Equilibrium Ratios for Real Solutions, 1107; Equilibrium
Ratios for the Plus Fraction, 1120; Applications of the Equilibrium
Ratio in Reservoir Engineering, 1122; Equations of State, 1154;
Applications of the Equation of State in Petroleum Engineering,
1194; Splitting and Lumping Schemes of the Plus-Fraction, 1207;
Problems, 1225; References, 1229
16 Analysis of Decline and Type Curves       .......... .... 1235
Decline-Curve Analysis, 1235; Type-Curve Analysis, 1264;
Problems, 1333; References, 1335



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Oil reservoir engineering, Oil fields, Gas reservoirs